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02/09/2007 Contact: 850-413-6482

ITEMS OF INTEREST AT UPCOMING AGENDA CONFERENCE 2/13/07


TALLAHASSEE — The following items are among those scheduled for consideration by the Commission at the February 13, 2007, Agenda Conference:

ITEM 3: DOCKET NO. 060508-EI – PROPOSED ADOPTION OF NEW RULE REGARDING NUCLEAR POWER PLANT COST RECOVERY. The Commission will consider a staff recommendation proposing the adoption of a new rule as directed by statute to promote electric utility investment in nuclear power plants.

ITEM 4: DOCKET NO. 050805-EQ,  050806-EQ, 050807-EQ & 050810-EQ – PETITION FOR APPROVAL OF NEW STANDARD OFFER FOR PURCHASE OF FIRM CAPACITY AND ENERGY FROM RENEWABLE ENERGY FACILITIES AND APPROVAL OF TARIFF SCHEDULES BY GULF POWER COMPANY, FLORIDA POWER & LIGHT COMPANY, PROGRESS ENERGY FLORIDA, INC., AND TAMPA ELECTRIC COMPANY. The Commission will consider a staff recommendation addressing the outstanding protests of previous standard offer contracts (Order No. PSC-06-0486-TRF-EQ) and whether to direct IOUs to file new standard offer contracts by April 1, 2007.

ITEM 7: DOCKET NO. 060732-TLCOMPLAINT REGARDING BELLSOUTH TELECOMMUNICATIONS, INC.’S FAILURE TO PROVIDE SERVICE ON REQUEST IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 364.025(1), F.S., AND RULE 25-4.091(1), F.A.C., BY LENNAR HOMES, INC. The Commission will consider a staff recommendation requiring BellSouth to provide service on request according to its Carrier of Last Resort obligation.

ITEM 8:

DOCKET NO. 060581-TP – PETITION OF ALLTEL COMMUNICATIONS, INC. FOR DESIGNATION AS ELIGIBLE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CARRIER (ETC) IN CERTAIN RURAL TELEPHONE COMPANY STUDY AREAS LOCATED PARTIALLY IN ALLTEL’S LICENSED AREA AND FOR REDEFINITION OF THOSE STUDY AREAS.
 
DOCKET NO. 060582-TP – PETITION OF ALLTEL COMMUNICATIONS, INC. FOR DESIGNATION AS ELIGIBLE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CARRIER (ETC) IN CERTAIN RURAL TELEPHONE COMPANY STUDY AREAS LOCATED ENTIRELY IN ALLTEL’S LICENSED AREA. The Commission will consider a staff recommendation on whether the PSC has authority to designate Alltel as a wireless eligible telecommunications carrier.

ITEM 16: DOCKET NO. 060635-EU – PETITION FOR DETERMINATION OF NEED FOR ELECTRICAL POWER PLANT IN TAYLOR COUNTY BY FLORIDA MUNICIPAL POWER AGENCY, JEA, REEDY CREEK IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT, AND CITY OF TALLAHASSEE. The Commission will consider a staff recommendation on a request for determination of need for a new 765 megawatt supercritical pulverized coal generating plant proposed in Taylor County.

ITEM 21: DOCKET NO. 060772-EG – PETITION FOR APPROVAL OF MODIFICATIONS TO APPROVED ENERGY CONSERVATION PROGRAMS, BY FLORIDA DIVISION OF CHESAPEAKE UTILITIES CORPORATION. The Commission will consider a staff recommendation to approve a petition by Chesapeake Utilities Corporation requesting modifications to several of its energy conservation programs.

The PSC is committed to making sure that Florida's consumers receive their electric, natural gas, telephone, water, and wastewater services in a safe, affordable, and reliable manner. The PSC exercises regulatory authority over utilities in the areas of rate base/economic regulation; competitive market oversight; and monitoring of safety, reliability, and service.

For additional information, visit www.floridapsc.com.

 



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